Top Tracks: Cleargreen – Stargazed

From the in-your-face opening bass line, the debut single from Manchester quartet Cleargreen immediately grabs your attention. A band that can appreciate a great bass will always get my seal of approval. After that opening salvo, Cleargreen keep up the kind of high standard that very few bands ever reach in the first place with their first singles. There’s a lot going on in ‘Stargazed’, more so than your standard indie fare, sounding in some ways like the missing link between The Stone Roses and bands such as Blossoms and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Manchester has a rich and bountiful music history, and if Cleargreen continue down the path set by this superb first step then they’ll truly be a worthy addition to the city’s indie scene.